Mobile Medical Unit helping veterans on the Coast
The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System’s Mobile Medical Unit was at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5699 in Ocean Springs for a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for veterans, caregivers, and other eligible beneficiaries.
The mobile medical unit is a vehicle specifically designed to deliver primary care and other services to enrolled veterans with limited access to VA healthcare services due to low population density, remoteness, or limited local demand for specialized services.
In addition to providing COVID-19 vaccinations, Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System employees will also be able to enroll veterans not currently registered to receive VA health care services. DAV Department of Mississippi Commander Vernon S. Miller said, “It’s a lot of veterans in east Jackson County that are unable to make it all the way to the VA. We were hoping that if we were able to bring the services a lot closer that it will be a lot more convenient for them to be able to get their shots and just try to help them out the best way we can.”
The mobile medical unit is primarily around providing COVID-19 vaccinations, but there are plans being developed to maximize the capabilities of the vehicles.